Section 28 – Alternative Punishment – Juvenile Justice (Care And Protection Of Children)


This section lays down that if any offence which is punishable under the Juvenile Justice ( Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, is also included as an offence and made punishable under any other law passed by the State or the Central Government, then in that case, the person who is found guilty of any such offence shall be liable to punishment either under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 or the said State or Central Law, whichever of the two provides for a greater punishment.